A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 23:23:36 / 11:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44 km (27 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16036005. Event ids that are associated: pr16036005. Global time and date of event 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 03:23:36 / February 5, 2016 @ 3:23 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8712° West, 18.8708° North, depth 44 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, San Antonio, Ciales (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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